ER: Season 1, Episode 1

24 Hours (19 Sep. 1994)

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The pilot for the popular TV series is set during 24 frantic hours in the lives of a group of doctors, nurses, and staff members of a busy emergency room at a Chicago hospital. They deal ... See full summary »

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The pilot for the popular TV series is set during 24 frantic hours in the lives of a group of doctors, nurses, and staff members of a busy emergency room at a Chicago hospital. They deal with the seemingly endless casualties that stumble into their place of employment. The central characters are the chief resident and family man Dr. Mark Greene, who is considering a job in private practice due to pressure from his demanding law student wife Jennifer; outgoing Dr. Doug Ross, who deals with cases in his own personal way; straight-arrow Dr. Susan Lewis, trying to get by another long 36-hour shift; inexperienced third-year med student John Carter; cocky surgical resident Dr. Peter Benton; and troubled chief nurse Carol Hathaway. Written by Matthew Patay

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The pilot wasn't shot in a set, but in an abandoned hospital (the Linda Vista Community Hospital in East Los Angeles). When the set was built, it was modeled after the real hospital, but it's not a exact replica: looking carefully it's possible to see several discrepancies. For example, the entire corridor that goes around the curtain area 3 is absent in the pilot. See more »

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Dr. Mark Greene: See, there's two kinds of doctors. The kind that gets rid of their feelings. And the kind that keeps them. If you're going to keep your feelings, you're going to get sick from time to time. That's just how it works.
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Written by Barbara L. Jordan, William Peterkin, and Lindsay Tomasic
Performed by Pete Peterkin
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I NEVER GET TIRED OF THIS SHOW!
4 November 2004 | by (Frisco Texas) – See all my reviews

I have been a huge fan of E.R. ever since the first episode, and I will be until the final. Every time I watch an episode, whether it is a new one or a repeat, I hate when it ends and wish it could go on for at least 1 more hour. I think it is truly one of the greatest shows ever on TV, and the latest season is as good as the first, although it has lost some of its popularity due to most of the stars leaving, but true fans still love it just as much as in the beginning. The gritty realism is only part of its appeal, as the stories themselves are often very emotional and heartfelt. New characters like Neela Rasgotra are every bit as interesting and appealing as ones who have been on the show for many seasons, the writers do an excellent job. This is a FIVE STAR show!


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